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Hepatitis B Vaccine

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Hepatitis B Vaccine - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Hepatitis B Vaccine cause?

 Common side effects include:

  • Some people may feel faint after the vaccination
    • Sit for 15 minutes to avoid fainting
  • Pain, redness and swelling at the injection site
    • You may place a cold compress over the affected area for relief
    • You may take paracetamol for pain relief
  • Headache and fever
    • You may take paracetamol to treat the headache or fever
  • Fatigue, dizziness, irritability
    • These side effects usually go away on its own

Rare but serious side effects include:

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should inform your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Hepatitis B Vaccine , what precautions must I follow?

​Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this vaccine or any of the other ingredients of this vaccine
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • You are taking any other medications
  • You are currently not feeling well and having a fever
  • You have a history of bleeding disorders
  • You have a weakened immune system e.g. currently undergoing chemotherapy

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Hepatitis B Vaccine ?

Hepatitis B Vaccine - Handling

How should I handle Hepatitis B Vaccine safely?

Hepatitis B Vaccine - Storage

How should I store Hepatitis B Vaccine ?

How should I dispose of Hepatitis B Vaccine safely?

Hepatitis B Vaccine - Additional Information

  • Updated on 5/31/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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